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4 Home Remodeling Resolutions for 2019

We’ve officially started a new year, and January is the most popular month to make resolutions. Typically, these involve personal or professional goals, but you can also make home remodeling resolutions for your home projects this year! This can help you start to plan if you’d like to renovate your kitchen, update a bathroom, or … Continued

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Is It Time to Add an In-Law Suite?

There are many reasons why you might want to (or need to) add on to your home. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of a larger kitchen, or your growing family needs an extra bathroom or bedroom. Another big reason why many families choose a home expansion is to add an in-law suite. In 2016, 20% of … Continued

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Does Your Master Bath Need a His and Hers Shower?

When planning a master bath remodel, one of the main considerations is the shower and/or tub situation. Have you thought about adding a his and hers shower to this space? This type of shower can be a great addition if you’ve got the room and are looking for a unique, time-saving bathroom feature. There a … Continued

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The Holidays are Brighter Thanks to Your Generosity

Throughout the month of November our friends, family, and clients helps us collect food and raise money to support our neighbors in DuPage County. Thanks to your generosity, we not only met our goal but far surpassed it! We’re so happy to report that we more than doubled our goal! LaMantia aimed to raise $500 … Continued

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Custom Kitchen Islands: What to Know for Your Kitchen Remodel

Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms for remodeling. When you buy a home, you might not love the kitchen it comes with. Sometimes that can be helped with minor changes, but sometimes it’s better to invest in your brand-new dream kitchen. If that includes a kitchen island, here’s what you need to know. … Continued

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

When the temperatures drop in the Chicagoland areas, people from Hinsdale to Naperville bundle up with puffy coats, thick scarves, and prepare for another Chicago winter. We take the time to prep ourselves for the season, but our homes need to be looked after as well. Make sure your house withstands the cold temperatures, snow … Continued

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Help LaMantia Support our Local Community this Holiday Season

No one should ever have to go hungry, yet 15 million households suffer from food insecurity — that’s 11.8 percent all of the households in America. That means that people are skipping meals, eating less at each meal, buying non-nutritious foods because they’re cheap, and/or forgoing food to feed their children. Not only are individuals … Continued

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Why Should You do a Basement Remodel?

Owning a house with a basement provides you with extra square footage, which is great for storage, extra living space, or even additional bedrooms. Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement, this is one area of your home where a remodel will pay off. Top 5 Reasons to Remodel Your Basement 1. Resale Value: … Continued

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How can You Renovate a Home You Just Bought?

Sometimes you purchase a turnkey home, so all you need to do is unpack your stuff and settle in. Everything is already updated and the style is to your taste. Other homes, however, require more TLC. Whether you’re taking on a total fixer upper in Elmhurst or you want to make a few minor updates … Continued

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Is Smart Home Technology Worth the Cost?

If you’re planning a home renovation or remodel in the Chicagoland area, you might be wondering if including smart-home technology is worth the cost. These may make your life more convenient, but does the convenience justify the price? The answer is: It depends. While there’s no clear-cut yes or no response to this question, the truth … Continued

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